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for president obama last time but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> the wizards openers season tonight in cleveland, they play hard but came up short against the cavaliers. the cavaliers had their warily. the former dukes' star had 29 points. the wizards when on a 16-0 run in the fourth. look at this. bingo, the wizards first lead of the game. but cleveland took over again in the stretch. he goes over to tomand thompson. the redskins were at the halfway point of the season with a 3-5 record. despite unbelievably long injury list rj has the attention of the nation. he has more rushes than any other and converts and an incredibly high rate. so how does the head coach evaluate his rickie? -- his rookiez? -- his rookie? >> he is one of the top passers one of the top rushers offensively doing some good things -- when you have a quarterback with the ability that he has in heavy turnover ratio and have the charisma and the ability to focus week in and we get come it does not matter if it is home more way, he will give you his best sh
for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> a week to go until election day, president obama staying off the campaign trail to deal with the aftermath of hurricane sandy. the president will be in new jersey tomorrow to tour damaged areas. earlier today he stopped by red cross headquarters in northwest d.c. the president said the federal government will respond quickly to state and local needs. >> there's no excuse for inaction at this point. i want every agency to lean forward and make sure we are getting the resources where they're needed as quickly as possible. >> the president praised the efforts of the first responders. the president is expected to resume campaigning later in the week. republican presidential nominee mitt romney also did not campaign today, but he did spend time in the battleground state of ohio. he made several stops in the state collecting relief supplies for hurricane victims. >> it's part of the american spirit, the american way, to give to people who are in need. we have a lot
obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> welcome back everyone to the continuing coverage of sandy and of course we're continuing to watch the storm as it starts to come ashore near atlantic city and we understand that the national weather service says that it's holding winds in some areas of 90 miles an hour. >> we are also getting a lot of reports that the power is going out. we have been reporting on since we came on tonight and we have seen that there are numerous but the numbers are starting to ramp up. the wind is going to keep bending and bending on the trees and eventually the trees will break and some of those lines will go down. >> we want to go to where a lot of folks head in this area. sherry is live in ocean city. sherry, it looks like the calm is coming now before the storm for you you. >> reporter: it is. we seem to be in one of these bands and one is past us and i am sure that we're going get hit by another one. it's a little bit of a welcome and given the pounding that we have taken here al
last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> jay: hey, rickey, that's a a great skeleton. oh, i love that. dorian, hey! great zombie costume. you look terrific! cool, cool. -- [ cheers and applause ] you don't look anything taylor lautner. the fake nose, the kiwi shoe
four more ars. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> announcer: and now, from washington's leading news station, this is news 4 at 11:00. >> tonight, at 11:00, the long road to recovery. millions still without power. gas lines growing longer every hour. and, now, the threat of another storm for the east coast. >> plus, a new clue as police continue to look for the man responsible for a sexual assault on a popular trail. >> one-on-one with the ex-wife of the beltway sniper. >> they don't consider me and our children to be victims. >> why some people blame her for the shooting spree that left 10 dead. >> more reaction tonight to the mayor's decision to cancel this weekend's new york city marathon. mayor bloomburg says he will not allow controversy over that event to impede recovery from sandy. >> jay grey has the latest now from atlantic city. >> reporter: four days later and, still, the fury of sandy is too much for some to bare. flood waters carried a boat into ester larubio's home. >> we need help here, we truly do. >> reporter: many simply aren't going anywhe
. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. [captioning made possible by warner bros. domestic television distribution] >> today on "tmz" -- >> so either chris brown is crying out for a part in "homeland" or he's a complete idiot. he's dressed as a member of the taliban. >> he's dressed as a sheikh, someone from the middle east. >> no, he's got bullets wrapped about his shoulder. >> ok, he's an idiot. >> we got kourtney and her daughter. >> do you give out candy for halloween? >> i had trick-or-treaters last night. someone asked to use my bathroom. is that weird? >> ooh, that's so weird! >> what if she's hot? >> if a hot chick wants to poop in your bathroom she's not hot anymore. >> rihanna. she was named the queen of the west hollywood parade. the mayor gave her the key to the city. we say what are you going to do with the key to the city? >> it only opens back doors, right? >> you made my halloween, i don't know why. >> we have to interrupt. >> johnny, can we talk about your parents for a se
that but the romney camp will enjoy that a bit. looking at the polls tonight, wisconsin in four years ago, president obama stormed the state by 14 points. this does seem to be a seismic shift in the state. >> there is. wisconsin has become a republican state by virtue of the incredibly intense organizational efforts there of governor scott walker's people, americans for prosperity and various other political groups that have really mobilized the free market forces in the state. they have been through a recall election. a senate recall. a judicial election. and, of course, the original election in 2010 and they won them all and i think wisconsin is going to go for romney. let me put this in a context, greta. i don't think any one has the overview. 179 lectorral votes and states john mccain carried. indiana and north carolina where he just barely carried and they will undoubtedly go republican. 25 votes between them. that brings you up to 204. then you have 51 votes in swing states that have at this point probably swung to romney. florida 29 votes where he is four or five ahead. virginia 13 where he i
states that have at this point probably swung to romney. florida 29 votes where he is four or five ahead. virginia 13 where he is five or six ahead. and colorado 10 where he is four ahead. so that brings him up to 255. he has got to get to 270. so he is 15 short. then you have a market basket of 8 states that cast 98 elector aral votes where the polls are tied. new hampshire four votes. pennsylvania 20 votes, romney 2 ahead. ohio 18 votes. they are tied. iowa 6 votes, they are tied. wisconsin ten votes, they are are tied. michigan 15 votes, romney is one behind. minnesota 16 votes. romney is three behind. nevada 9 votes and romney s two behind. in all of those states obama is under 50. and so since we are going to get three quarters or four fifths of the undecided vote for romney i think romney has a good chance to win all those states but he is certainly going to win at least one so he is going to get at least the 15 votes. this business that everybody should hang on what happens in ohio is ridiculous. he could lose ohio and carry either pennsylvania or minnesota or michigan and wiscons
poll has president obama leading mitt romney by four points, 50% to 46%. a new england college poll of new hampshire likely voters has president obama leading mitt romney by three points, 49 to 46. tonight, nate silver of the new york times blog forecasts that on november 6th, president obama has a 74% chance of winning re-election and over 13 point increase in the last two weeks. nate silver projects president obama will win 295 electoral votes and mitt romney will win 243. so krystal ball we are 12 days away from the ugliest creature that mitt romney has dragged into the presidential campaign, john sununu. he was driven out of washington, in scandal when he was the white house chief of staff for the first president bush. the man was driven out in scandal and it took mitt romney to drag him back in front of television cameras. >> it's been such a bizarre choice. he is the person he put forward the most. he's their lead surrogate and it's such a strange choice for his campaign and this is not the first time that he's stepped in it. he's the one who had to apologize for saying the pr
with romney. >> bob: nothing? >> eric: nothing to do with romney. do you want four years of obamanomics. pull? pull up the next graphic i put together. people on disability. there are now record number of disability on -- number of people on disability. 8 million americans went on disability. if you combine it with the people, americans unemploy, 20 million people. divide it by the workforce. 15%. >> dana: well, if people need to be on disability, the government needs to be there to help them. our problem is people left the workforce in droves. the underemployment. if you want a full-time job and you could only get a part-time job. if you got so discouraged that you left the workplace anyway. we don't have enough people working. enough years to take care of people that might legitimately need disability funding. or food stamps, whatever it might be. we do not have enough people. aging population. no economic plan to get it. today the economic growth number comes out for the last quarter, it's 2%. that's measly. barely keeps up with the population growth. >> eric: take out the government spend
will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> while most of the northeast deals with flooding problems from the aftermath of hurricane sandy, west virginia deals with being snowed inform winter-like weather shut down highways and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands. the national weather service says more than a foot of snow was reported in lower elevations of west virginia. higher elevations saw up to 3et for of snow. >> i saw last night in garrett county, 80% of the county didn't have power. >> wow! >> that is huge. >> got a lot of company in that department, don't you? >> well, yeah. i still don't have power. not going to mention my power company because i'm going to be patient and tolerant for one more day. >> one more day. >> they got a deadline. nice of to you give them a deadline. >> they don't give me a deadline so i'm giving them a deadline. it was a cool one yesterday. high temperatures in the 50s. 55 at reagan national. dulles was 54 degrees and bwi marshall, 53.
, by the way. you got that absolutely right. four more days. >> reporter: and today, romney's closing argument, meant to appeal to those moderate voters, that sliver of voters in the middle who might still be persuadable, promising to work with the other party, with this attack aimed at the president. >> he promised he'd have a post-partisan presidency. but it's been the most partisan i've seen, with divisiveness and bitterness and division and demonization. hallmarks of his presidency. >> reporter: the romney campaign eager to move past those images of republican chris christie applauding the president's response this week to hurricane sandy. tonight, the campaign telling me their ground game in the swing states is far ahead of where john mccain's was four years ago. and here in ohio, they believe romney's strength among independents will fuel a win here. in the suburbs surrounding cincinnati, automated phones, dozens dialing at once. listen to this volunteer who reaches a coveted voter who's clearly had their phone ring before. >> you're not being punished. think of it is you are well liked.
with senators from four key swing states. republican rob portman of ohio, who played president romney in the debate represent and 18 electoral votes are in play en a state obama won in '08, by 4.6 points and now leads 2.3 points in the latest real clear politics average of recent polls and republican ron johnson of wisconsin, 10 electoral votes at stake and obama won by almost 14 points, last time, and, is now leading by 2.3. and democrat mark warner of virginia, obama won its 13 electoral votes by 6 points, four years ago and now is tied with romney. and, democrat mark udall of colorado, obama won the 9 electoral votes last time by nine points and the race there is now dead even. senator portman, let's start with the state i guess most people think may decide the race, that is ohio. the obama camp says they have the big edge in early voting in your state and also note that they have 137 campaign offices around the country, and the romney camp has only 39. >> well, chris, first of all, you mentioned the real clear politics average in ohio, 2.3%, in the president's favor and now it is
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turned down their structure for four years ago, and obama, romney, because of the primaries, couldn't put as much focus on that. i think that is a disadvantage on election day. >> chris: there is clearly -- has clearly been movement in the polls, nationally and in the swing states towards romney, especially since the first debate, early october. how do you read the race, at this moment? >> well, let's assume that everyone is right. ohio is the linchpin in the whole thing which i think is a reasonable supposition at this point. you have a set of national polls, to include gallup, and rasmussen, that show romney with a 4, 5, 6 point lead, depending on which poll you look at. there will be another one out tomorrow and this is a bipartisan poll, whi is a solid poll, reliable poll and will show romney up 5, inactionally. and, in the battle ground... no, battleground poll is the name of it but it is a national poll. if those polls are generally correct it is difficult to imagine that ohio would be all that different. ohio has pretty closely tacked the national outcome for, since about 1960. so,
battleground states from colorado to florida. romney hitting seven battle ground states over the next four days both making their closing arguments to voters and saying the election is about change. >> the question of this election comes down to this. do you want more of the same, or do you want real change? we are real change. >> when you try to change the facts, just because they're inconvenient to your campaign, that's definitely not change. >> let's bring in today's "news nation" political panel, anne kornbluth and david goodfriend. thank you so much for joining us. anne, it's interesting the president picking up on the fact that mitt romney right before hurricane sandy hit had started to identify himself as the change candidate here and the president pointing out change of facts is not change. what do we make of the last four days and this line-up back and forth? >> it's interesting they're both returning to obama's core argument of 2008. it wasn't one obama emphasized particularly throughout the course of the race. hope and change were difficult words for him obviously because they didn't
and today governor romney made the argument over the four years of obama era, the country's confidence and attitude of americans are degraded by ongoing great recession and conflict in washington and inability to find political resolution . mr. romney issing restored confidence. >> three more days . three more days we can get to work rebuilding our country. and our confidence becomes resphored and our conviction is stronger and confidence that we are on a solid path of steady improvement and college graduates coming out of school and getting good jobs and confidence that single moms working two jobs will have a job and better shot. november 6th, tuesday, we come together for a better future and november 7th we will go to work. >> and as we begin to wrap up the live shot, we have rolled live on one of the romney motor cade and off to englewood, california and if the lighting is back for tv perfectionist. the sun is low in the sky and we are taking a lot of corners and we are bathed in sun light and shade and assistants trying to keep the shadows off of us is a great yoeman's effort. >>
stops in all-important ohio. mitt romney also in wisconsin and ohio. election, by the way, four days away. >>> the cleanup from sandy continues. the death toll has reached 90. it's estimated the storm caused up to $50 billion in damage, making it the second costliest storm in u.s. history. >>> on new york's long island more than 600,000 customers are still without power. it's been four days since sandy's landfall and during these chilly november nights, many are just trying to keep warm. >> everything has been touched by sandy. >> reporter: jacqueline drives the local school bus in freeport, but no power means no school and at home it means a lot of candles. >> i keep it lit, actually, but we watch it. i don't sleep. >> reporter: you don't sleep. what do you mean? >> i have to make sure that we don't burn down. >> reporter: her daughter, ebony thomas, is home to help her clean up her flooded basement. the dental office where thomas works is closed, too. but no power there likely means no paycheck. >> it's november 1st and bills need to be paid and i don't have money. >> reporter: it'
john mccain's was four years ago. here in ohio, they believe romney's strength among independents will fuel a win here. in the sub burrs surrounding cincinnati, all matted phones, dozens dialing at once. listen to this volunteer that reaches a coveted voter who's clearly had their phone ring before. >> you're not being punished. think of it is you are well liked. >> reporter: consider yourself very liked, as they call those voters over and over again. tonight, the governor joined by his wife ann, his five sons and by kid rock, diane, look over my shoulder here tonight. he's rocking out the crowd for thousands. and i got a kick out of this. he just had the crowd singing "sweet home cincinnati." so even kid rock is tailoring his message to the voters here in a key battleground. diane. >> thank you so much, david muir reporting in. and now, i want to bring in abc political news analyst matthew dowd. four days out. what are you seeing? >> we're at the end of the 700 days that this has been going on and we're in the final dames of it and it's going to be the most expensive, the most di
romney and republicans would put into place would put the country back where it was four years ago. >> it's a choice of going back to the top-down policies that got us into this mess or the middle up, bottom up strat jay gis that got us out of the mess and will keep us going. >> i know when i'm elected, the economy and american job market will still be stagnant. i won't waste time complaining about my predecessor. >> reporter: we're down to the wire here. the associated press put nine states now in the up-for-grabs category: ohio, florida, virginia, north carolina, new hampshire, iowa, wisconsin, colorado, and nevada. brian, that is a wide margin where the candidates will battle the next few days. >>> tonight, video of mitt romney discussing his mormon faith and abortion has gone viral. he ran for president in '08 and sat down in iowa and discussed his faith and view on abortion. >> my faith has strong beliefs -- i was beaten up in boston because i encouraged girls not to have abortions but adoption. i have not done anything to viola the principles of my church in that regard. >> romney s
in the closing days of the presidential race. >> the policies of the last four years in my view are not the policies that america needs for the future. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. i'm terrell brown. the painfully slow recovery continues in the aftermath of hurricane sandy's widespread destruction. transportation is gradually being restored and power is coming back little by little and people are struggling to dig out from a munten of debris. at least 90 deaths are blamed on the storm. property damage estimated from $30 billion to $50 billion, that would make it the second costliest storm in u.s. history, only behind hurricane katrina. 4.6 million customers have no power from east coast to the midwest. randall, good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. we like to talk about the good news. the amazing hard work that is being done to recover, but so much was
men, four states. a chance of four more days instead of four more years, mitt romney has put the badger state in play. >> thanks to ann romney -- next to ann romney, paul ryan is the best choice i have ever made. >> with these guys, it always depends. who you're talking to. what state you are in. >> how about ohio? that is for the president spoke three times to dead. remember every president since truman has upheld the bellwether state. >> we may have had problems, but we are here today because we know we have more work to do. >> with a hefty 18 electoral votes up for grabs, romney has two events there today. colorado, also a tough one for republicans, and it was seen in obama's column. but romney is up three according to a rasmussen paul. and both teams have fought incredibly hard over d six electoral votes. perhaps an indicator that even the smallest trophy cannot be passed up. of course, va. -- it has been 24 hours since we have seen the candidates. don't worry. the president, with bill clinton and musician dave matthews, will be in virginia and monday will cap off his cam
a tight race there. president obama having a slight advantage over mr. romney. >>> wl, with just four days now to go, both candidates are choosing their final campaign stops carefully. in battleground virginia it will play a prominent role again this weekend. northern virginia bureau chief julie carey tells us what both sides are doing now to win the commonwealth. >> reporter: with four days to go campaign offices are gearing up for their most intense weekend of all. the final push to turn out voters. at this fairfax county gop office, volunteers and staffers kept the phone banks going while preparing for the weekend's door-to-door work. at the obama office in manassas a similar picture. supporters also stopped by to get tickets to a rally tomorrow night in prince william county, featuring president obama and former president bill clinton. >> each candidate understands that virginia could be not only a critical swing state in the electoral college but perhaps even the critical state to the outcome. so it's no surprise, therefore, that the candidates are doing these very late campaign stops
of going away from obama to romney, four states, four or five states, that's really where, you know, all of this matters. it's a little like cable news pundants after debates talking about how people out there in the country are going to see this debate. they have no idea. >> how dare they? >> they're looking at their blackberry which is getting text and e-mails from, who? other consultants from the campaign. it's a weird closed loop that pretends to have a relation to the electorate. >> you said something in the greenroom which hopefully you didn't say to me in confidence. >> if so i'll never be on the show again. >> you said to me in the greenroom, there is a feedback loop. that you as a political reporter, i have had this skpeerps too, showing up to talk to voters. just knocking on the doors. the things you get back from them are them saying what they heard on the news. >> here's the point. we've had the same political story in this country for 12 years. we are an evenly divided country. the obama election in 2008 was a little bit of an exception because of the disaster in the bush ye
is that the president of the united states was leading governor romney by 23 to 25 points three or four weeks ago, that's now down to about 14 points. >> okay. >> i'm not sure that poll's right on the top of the ticket. mike's absolutely right. it's all about the top of the ticket. i think even some republicans would tell you it's not a 14-point race. if it's 14 points, i'm pretty sure brown will win. i'm sure many see it as a 20 to 25-point race. and that's why they're worried. >>> before we go to break, a very sad note to end this block on. senator claire mccaskill, her mother betty ann died yesterday and betty ann mccaskill was the first woman elected to the columbia city council and that's sort of how she got her start in politics. they always talked about politics throughout her entire life. >> she was here with senator mccaskill -- >> she was here. >> a year and a half ago. her mom. >> they were extremely close. >> yeah. >> very sad passing. >> our thoughts and prayers are certainly with you, senator mccaskill and the entire family. >> yep. >>> coming up, an update on the storm response from new
can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. . >>> election day only five days away. president obama back on the campaign trail. the first day since super storm sandy hit the east coast. tonight, he's out west. >> we pledge to help those with whose lives have been turned upside down. >> as his republican challenger mitt romney targets swing state, virginia. >> we'll get it! >> the countdown is on and we have you covered. you're watching the news edge you decide 2012, and it starts right now. thanks for joining us. i'm brian bolter. back to business on the campaign trail after pull putting their swords away the last few days in the wake of super storm sandy, president obama and mitt romney back at it. we're going to start with today on the trail and tom fitzgerald. >> reporter: brian, it's been three days now since we have seen president obama in full campaign mode. mitt romney is restrained by mentioning the president by name. today, though, the candidates were back on their game and back on the trail. we're going to start in battleground, vir
. >> thank you. norah? >>> for four days during superstorm sandy, president obama and mitt romney took it easy on each other, but on thursday they were back on the attack. >> this is no time for small measures. this is time for real change. when i'm elected president on day one we'll bring real change to america. >> he's saying he's the candidate of change. well, let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. and what the governor's offering sure ain't change. >> former white house press secretary robert gibbs is a senior adviser to the obama campaign and join us this morning. good morning, robert. >> good morning, norah, how are you? >> good, good. we have a jobs report coming up today. the unemployment number could tick up. doesn't that reinforce mitt romney's position that obama's record on the economy has been a failure? >> no, look, i think what we expect to see is continued movement forward. 32nd month of positive, private sector job growth adding to the 5 million jobs that's been created as a result of those positive months. look, we're not where we all want to end
four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> on our broadcast tonight, not so fast. breaking news this evening from a region where everything has come to a stop after an outpouring of suffering and rage, new york city cancels the marathon. >>> boiling point in one of the areas hardest hit by this storm. and the long lines for gas, some relief is on the way. >>> four days to go in the race for president. and tonight there is news the jobs front. and a big priority for voters n >>> and making a difference, step by step, 21 stories in the dark, one woman's mission to help those in need. nightly news begins now. the dark, one woman's mission to help those in need. >>> good evening, an entire region remains crippled and hurting tonight, life is far from normal for millions of people, including those in the most densely populated areas in the country, heading into the fifth night with no power, the death toll went over 100. while today in the air, we could see the first signs that the calvary is coming, vehicles, pallets, arriving in new york city, all day t
with the last four years, but aren't sure romney is going to take them in the right direction. this includes working class women, working women, unmarried women. they seem to be among the key voting blocks up for grabs. you will see both candidates trying to reach out. romney not telling people they were wronged four years ago, but they are right to be disappointed. the president telling people look at what we have accomplished and how much more can we do. and then you will see both campaigns on the ground having identified most of their voters and trying to get them out. >> just curious, what do you think president obama -- what do you think of president obama as they are trying to sway his way. at what point does he bring up the, well you remember when president george w bush took off with the sur plus and -- surplus. do people even care at this point? they say i don't care. my wallet is at a deficit. >> i don't know that most people are particularly interested with what the economy is like. is like four or eight years ago. it is exactly as you say. how am i doing now, and how am i going t
"washington post" poll shows president obama with a four-point advantage over mitt romney. it's a -- a change certainly over the 1-point lead romney enjoyed there last week. heading northward to pennsylvania, the president has a six-point lead in this new poll from the "philadelphia enquirer." ho romney's gained growned since early -- ground since early october. and finally ohio, ohio, ohio, the mother of the battleground states. the four-point advantage to obama. the latest cnn/orc poll. you have the polls and numbers, but we want to hear directly from the voters. we sent the cnn election express on the road to take the polls of voters in some of these key swing states. we're calling it the battleground bus tour. and we have cnn political contributor john avalon joining me bright and early on this sunday. fancy meeting you here, friend. what, ali velshi couldn't -- >> good morning, brooke. >> you couldn't wake alli velsh up to join you? >> this morning i drew the short straw, all good. early a.m., lexington, virginia. >> team player, appreciate it. tell me what do you at the town hall you ho
made the largest investment in clean coal technology. >> romney: in the last four years you cut lances on federal land and waters in half. >> obama: not true. >> romney: how much did you cut them. >> obama: not true. governor, we produced more oil. >> cenk: yeah, i'm more pro-oil more pro-coal and then i brag that i drill more than president bush. and then bragging how romney isn't pro coal enough. i was. >> listening to governor romney talking about how he was the champion of coal. when he was the governor, he stood in front of a coal fire plant and said this plant kills people. now he's running around talking like he's mr. coal. come on. come on. you know that's not on the level. does anybody ever actually look at that guy and think he's really into coal? >> cenk: ha, ha, ha, romney is not into coal enough. if you elect an democrat we'll really be into coal. even into coal even more. climate change, mtv who gives a damn about that. and did it help? did your strategy a piece oil and coal, did it help? no, super pacs run by the coal and oil industries are running this ad against presid
'm not sure that barack obama can turn it around in the next four years and i don't think mitt romney can either. it's going to take time. >> frank luntz is with us now from cincinnati. good morning. if you look at these focus groups and what shea they said, is the case baked in ohio for one of the two candidates? >> it's a challenge for barack obama to win over the men. it's a challenge for mitt romney to win over the women. you heard it with your own ears. it's whiplash. the gender has an impact, age has an impact. ethnicity has an impact and income has an impact. this is ground zero. $30 million were spent in the last week alone. i'm told they're coming close to the $200 million mark in ohio for the campaign. that is unprecedented. voters have had enough. i just got here a couple hours ago. i was in ohio a few days ago. i turn on the tv and every single ad is a political ad. they've had it. >> both candidates are coming to ohio. can that make a difference? is this capable of changing wherever it is now? >> let me be clear because i want to change a misconception among viewers. there ar
barack obama carried those four counties in pennsylvania with 57% of the vote if he carried the state. mitt romney grew up in bloomfield hills. >> a suburb of detroit. >> well, i grew up in the same area, went to the same high school so i'm quite familiar with it. he seems to be doing better. i if you look at the battleground poll -- the pew research poll where you have a big sample. so if you have a subsample you have some confidence the numbers are good. you see that romney, post-october 3rd debate, is carrying apparently statistically significant margins. people with incomes over over $75,000. barack obama carried them 15-49 in 2008. romney made bigger gains with the high income people than people in the lower income category. >> the swing over the last 20 years in affluent suburbs has been attributed to culture, gay marriage and the southern tilt of the republican party, is the swing back this year really because of the economy trumping culture in the minds of most voters? >> well, i think that's true of all segments of voters. the economy is trumping the cultural issue of. it rub
. these are sort of magical words for the right in this country. romney saying today, and four days i am not going to just take office, i am going to take responsibility. >> and someone needs to. we need true leaders in this country. obama gives greece beaches, but we have not had a true leader. we have had a politician in the office, a campaigner and chief. now we need a commander in chief. lou: angela is looking. [laughter] >> i love and love. i think those are aspirational words. unfortunately he is going to be proven wrong on tuesday night. i don't see very many paths to victory. we talk about the polls, but i don't see him winning in ohio, and i don't see him carrying enough of this is to be elected. >> if he does not win ohio, he could take wisconsin, nev., and colorado. >> absolutely. lou: the unemployment rate today was supposed to be a big number for the presidents, for governor romney. it turns out to be really neither. >> it was not a game ginger today. and certainly with what was going on this week, with sandy, with christie and romney having that and greenberg's -- blumbergs endorseme
, osama bin laden is dead. we have made real progress these past four years. >> how will it shakeout on tuesday? >> romney has a 50-50 chance to win the popular vote. it is harder to see him winning the electorial vote. >> a possible split verdict from a nation deeply divided, and anxious to end this very long campaign. >> baltimore city police are investigating a shooting involving a licensed security guard. officers found a man suffering a gunshot wounds at the 500 block of west franklin st. phone 8 econo 25 last night. a preliminary investigation reveals that the victim had been trying to dig into a car when a security guard approached him. a physical confrontation ensued and it ended with the victim being shot with the security guard was not injured. a funeral arrangements are underway now for a u.s. navy seal killed in baltimore. alonso gladden was home on his first day of leave and was helping his younger brother unload groceries for the grandmother when it two men approached him and opened fire. police are still looking for the suspects. the funeral began about an hour ago in
't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. what mitt romney's tv ads say about women? [ romney ] i'm mitt romney or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wade. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. . >>> now to the state of the redskins. sunday is the skins final game before their biweek. it's also their homecoming game. even though every game in the nfl you would agree is a must- win game, this week's game can really impact the rest of the season in a big way. lindsay is back now with a closer look. hi, lindsay. >> reporter: thank you, will. at this point, the redskins are 3-5. every player said there is a big difference between losing and falling to 3-6 and winning to i
's had only four years. that's all mitt romney needed. he turned massachusetts around. turned the deficit into a rainy kay -- day fund. >> and they are crisscrossing the nation, attracting huge crowds in one or the other of eight key battleground states in search of a break out message. >> there is no more serious message in the presidential campaign than who can you trust? trust matters. who is going to look out for you? and here's the thing. nevada, you know me by now. you know i say what i mean. and i mean what i say. >> this is not the time to double down on trickle-down government policies that have failed us. it's time for new, bold changes that measure up to the moment and that can bring america's families the certainty that the future will be better than the past. gwen: and that's just what you can see. the campaign is coming down to science -- numbers-crunching, door-knocking, message-crafting science. and that extends to politics at every level, including a critical group of tight senate races. at this point does anyone really know what is going to dies -- decide all this, glori
to the realization he's not the man to lead us for the next four years and mitt romney is. host: we have been talking to the chairman of the republican party in mecklenburg as part of our battleground 2012 series. we've been looking at north carolina today. thank you for being on the program. >> form ch tomorrow on "washington journal" we look at the early voting in several states. then we'll take a look at pennsylvania. . "washington journal" live at 7:00 eastern live on c-span. >> good afternoon everybody. complex storm and complex geographical area to cover and i'm going to let the experts tell you about the storm. what fema is doing is preparing for the coastle impacts of this storm and preparing for power outages and winter storm. and if you think about winter storm with a hur cane is unusual, trust me we're going to be dealing with a lot of weather over a large area. that's why we're urging the area to prepare for a variety of hazards and we're encouraging them to take the time to get a plan. we have teams in place or have moved, in some cases we are still recovering from prior decasters and th
that shows governor romney up by four points, 50-46. you have the rasmussen daily tracking poll that has governor romney up 50-47. the real clear politics average though is closer, that has 47.7 for governor and 46.8 for president obama, so, erin, real clear politics, you guys have this as a virtual dead heat? >> we do. in the national polls right now, it looks like mitt romney is ahead. he's poised to have a victory in the popular vote, if the election were held today. but if you look at the a lot of the state polls, it looks like president obama is headed for a victory in the electoral college. it may be that the hurricane, the big storm is the october surprise that could swing the election either way. but president obama is tracking ahead of mitt romney in many of the important swing states and the big question is, does president obama stop campaigning because will he take a big political hit if he starts doing some of that? and mitt romney has to worry about going into any of the the other states that will make him look too political for campaigning in the middle of the storm. that's
turbines all across the country. jobs that weren't there four years ago. >> mitt romney meantime in virginia where the unemployment rate is lower than the national average. he ridiculed the president for his plan to create a new cabinet position a secretary of business. >> i don't think what we need is another government bureaucrat that supposedly knows something abouton creation. i think it would be helpful to have a president who understands job creation. >>> the new unemployment numbers come out in about 3 and a half hours. they expect 121,000 jobs created last month if that's the case. that is lower than the monthly aying we have seen so far this year. >>> thank you very much, doug, we appreciate it. >> there are new details about the benghazi terror attack including claims that the state department decided not to send a rapid response team. peter doocy is live with that story. >> the latest piece of the puzzle passing it on to the terrorists. they found letters that were drafted to be sent to the libyan foreign affairs. part of one letter described a sus bish shoes guard. he
by mitt romney that his campaign is calling his closing argument for him four days before election day. let's take a listen. >> four more days! four more days!. >> thank you so much. you got that one right by the way, you have got that absolutely right, four more days. this is a, oh, great experience to be here with you today. this is so exciting. [cheering]. what a great state, what a great welcome. by the way this state will help me become the next president of the united states. [cheers and applause] i want to thank, i want to thank governor walker for that extraordinary introduction. what a great governor you have here. you're very lucky. that took some work. [cheers and applause] senator johnson. thank you, senator johnson, for your help. lieutenant governor kleefisch, thank you for your help. former governor and future united states senator, tommy thompson. thank you. [cheers and applause] chairman reince priebus, a hometown guy and, hall-of-famer, bart starr, thank you very much. [cheers and applause] old friend here too, ann wall was kind enough to speak here. my son is joining
is four percentage points. basically, it has narrowed a little bit. there was a swing towards romney about net two percentage points. the last poll, just after the first debate, this is sort of edging up with obama having a steady lead. it is a democratic leaning state these days. there has not been an awful lot of campaign activity in terms of visits by the candidates or advertising. they have now really targeted the state this year on like 2008 in the last previous four cycles. host: there has been an awful lot of advertising in the senate races. your polls are showing that the senate race has been considerably closer. he is still holding onto a slight lead, seven points over republican tom smith. what has been happening in that race? caller: is a simple matter if you spend $17 million of your own money, you can get hearing from people. the senator is a member of an institution that is not really very popular these days, the congress. smith is gaining traction just on the strength of his message. and introducing himself to voters. that could be one of the surprises on election night. hos
no poll has shown it as close as he says, then you would see mitt romney here. as john mccain was four years ago spending the money that they spent. this is a close race in the sense that all states will be close and this will be a very divided electorate, but pennsylvania remains firmly in the president's call amanda will be delivered by the strong ground game have been building under the leadership of our outstanding democratic chairman and our great executive director. we know how to win elections in pennsylvania on the ground. we are a bottom up party. we understand how to pull it off and we will. iran host: table discussion on pennsylvania politics. josh shapiro is the chairman of the montgomery county board of commissioners, a democrat, and robert gleason, the chairman of the republican party in pennsylvania. we have a phone line set aside for those of you who live in the keystone state. from erie, pennsylvania, good morning. caller: good morning. i have two concerns. if you years back, i had a friend who was disabled in a wheelchair and i pushed him to the voting place of that h
well, gee, if romney's losing by four in virginia, how does he win? then you see the ohio poll, "the des moines register" endorsement, polls that seem to favor mitt romney. can you remember an election, harold, where there were as many cross-currents that picked up a trend to tell you this one is going to win the election. >> since i've been able to vote in '92, it may have been the closest, but it was clear that clinton was surging, '96, 2000. 2000 obviously was a close race, but you didn't have these kind of dynamics and histrionics and emotion at the end. i agree with what john heilemann said last week about ohio. without autos, without auto manufacturing, it would be very hard to see how the obama team can continue to have excitement and emotional momentum on their side in ohio. it could very well be that the car situation and the help that this administration provided could be the stonewall. however, you look at this momentum, and mike, you follow campaigns. you follow political efforts. and when you have this kind of momentum heading into the final week, it's got to be a good f
four more years like the last four years. neil: if you are mitt romney, you have trouble closing this case, what is it you have to do? >> he has to remain positive exactly how he has been doing. i would let other people do that. neil: hits an on a pathetic jobf it in the debates. >> somebody will debate it a week from now. a week before the election will not help for either candidate to be particularly negative. at the talk about the future, what they will do, th leave it o the surrogates to make the attacks. neil: 9/11 we could see disast disaster. you know better than anybody. not this sending a signal american capitalism can't handle a storm. >> we were out of power. actually they were ready to go on thursday, and we decided to wait only because we were not sure some trading firms were able to communicate. we took two more days off. then it was a great uplift. we were really worried something would go wrong. neil: you nicely dodged my question. you think it should have been open? >> i don't know. it would've gone down after an hour. i don't know what the condition of the sourc
ago, despite what mr. bloomberg called a disappointing four year term. and brian, there is still one significant event, tomorrow, the last monthly unemployment report, before the election. >> peter alexander, in virginia, thank you. with the romney campaign in virginia, thank you >>> let's get an update on the other side of this, our chief political correspondent, chuck todd, so nice to see everybody getting along, as always. what does it come down to, for "team obama". >> reporter: well, i can tell you, what it comes down to these days are the candidates' schedule, and this is what is telling you everything blood pressure, you would be forgiven to be thinking that you're looking at an airline's hub and spokes system has to change planes in ohio, the point is, he goes to ohio every single day between now and the election, while sprinkling in the battleground states. now let me show you this, where mitt romney is going, two stops in ohio over the next four days. but he also adds two stops in new hampshire, florida, virginia, ohio, if he swept all three, he would be four short, he need
they waited as long as four hours to cast their ballot on saturday. >> president obama and mitt romney are cancelling campaign events in states affected by sandy, including several in virginia. governor romney was scheduled to make three stops in virginia today. instead, he'll campaign in another hotly contested state, ohio. the president is cancelling a monday event in northern virginia and leaving for florida today rather than tomorrow. the vice president and first lady have also canceled some events because of weather. >> the time right now is 9:27. computer models show sandy will likely make landfall north of the d.c. region. >>> coming up, we'll take you live to the jersey shore to check out conditions there. teacher: this is west virginia, pennsylvania, delaware. and this is maryland. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million gaming at casinos in these other states. question seven will build a new casino and bring table games to baltimore... generating hundreds of millions for schools. and that money has to go to education. it's the law. so vote for question se
can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> our viewers are sharing their pictures of the storm's damage. these are from devin drive in fall church. she writes that there are four trees down on this street. two of them in the same yard. if you have pictures you would like to share, e-mail them to us at isee@nbcwashington.com. >>> mitt romney plans to return to full time campaigning tomorrow after several events canceled because of the storm. president obama won't return to the campaign trail until thursday. the president may have the most to gain or to lose from sandy. >> reporter: the second day off the campaign trail in the situation room coordinating relief. and president obama went to red cross headquarters. to reassure the suffering that fema and his other agencies are helping as fast as possible. >> my message to the federal government. no bureaucracy, no red tape, get resources where they're needed as fast as possible, as hard as possible, and for the duration. >> reporter: his message to governors is, staunch romney sport new jerse
in his words americans are in worse shape today than they were four years ago, he says because of president obama's policies. our jim acosta also working the campaign trail, and this is the nuts and bolts of the reaction. >> at an event in roanoke, virginia, mitt romney ended a political truce with president obama in the aftermath of hurricane sandy, while he avoided attacking the president during a series of stops across the state of florida, that was not the case here in virginia. romney went after what he often hears outside some of his events from some of the president's supporters who sometimes chant "four more years," romney said it should be more like five more days. and then he went after an idea the president floated out in recent days when mr. obama talked about potentially naming a secretary of business in a second term. here's what romney had to say. >> we don't need the secretary of business to understand business. we need a president who understands business, and i do. and that's how i'll help this economy going. >> reporter: romney will spend the day in virginia
in the lead by four points but a fox news poll conducted last week has mitt romney ahead by two. keep in mind both leads are within the margins of error. in the past three elections voters here in virginia have picked the winning candidate so it's clear the road to 1600 pennsylvania avenue may run straight through the state of virginia. it wasn't all that long ago that virginia was better known for its civil war battlegrounds than its political ones. for ten straight presidential elections the republican candidate came out on top, but then in 2008, virginia voters went for barack obama. >> virginia! >>t was interesting because he kind of road tde the wave and h swayed a lot of districts that had been traditionally republican. >> while the 2008 vote here closely mirrored the rest of the country, virginia has actually fared better economically. its unemployment rate is below the national average from its fast growing washington, d.c., suburbs to the huge military presence around norfolk, a lot of government tax dollars flow into the state. but, like a loet of the nation, virginia has experience
n will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more yes. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> this is "world news." tonight, race against time. entire towns submerged in water, sand and now fire. the national guard saving families. thousands still stranded tonight. and why they have to listen to this dangerous hissing sound. a sound that could lead to this. >>> water worry. our dr. richard besser tests the water all around millions of people in the storm zone and the worrying results are in. >>> countdown. to another race. the election, days away. how has this storm changed the campaign? >>> and, life lessons from the storm. what this man did with his cell phone that helped give birth to his baby. and how this officer saved his family before he died. >>> good evening. and tonight, we have breaking news from the storm zone. look at this. new scenes of utter devastation. thousands of people still stranded and at this hour, rescuers still scrambling to pull families out of harm's way. also tonight, a new terror. can you
's advisers have repeated a claim, they don't say it much, that mitt romney made that he can create 12 million jobs in four years. they've offered no evidence as to how they do that but to achieve that goal, job growth would need to be 50% higher than it is right now. under normal circumstances now under current circumstances, we'd get about 8 million jobs over four years. this means creating an average of 250,000 jobs each month instead of the number that the economy is adding now. what's the secret plan there, bob? you were the labor secretary. is there a secret plan to create jobs that doesn't depend on growth that may not materialize. it's iffy growth will get to the 4% we need to get to create 12 million jobs in the next four years. >> you need to have a very strong recovery. we don't have a strong recovery yet to get to those kind of job numbers. i think the white house assumes and i wouldn't be surprised if the romney exam camp didn't also assume the economy will gain momentum over the next four years and those job numbers are not out of the question. remember under bill clinton, i was
it is that ohio is number one in the midwest and number four in the country? in terms of romney, look, what i want out of a president is stability. look, small businesses get paralyzed. if they don't know what the regulations are or the taxes are going to be, if they don't know what they are going to do with debt and what the people in washington are going to do, they sit on the sidelines. i want certainty. i think there's ways to get an agreement in washington. it doesn't have to mean higher rates. it can mean lower rates. >> governor -- >> they will grow. what will we get out of him? a movement toward a balanced budget. stabilization of taxes and for some, a tax cut. regulators that use common sense and not overdue it. we have strong regulations on oil and gas. the toughest in the country. we don't overdo it. when people understand certainty, they invest. this is not theory. i was in business for ten years. we had a lot of people that had never been in business their entire lifetime. they don't understand it. i do understand it. when they are confident of the future, they can invest. there's a l
away brothers and roger did the same for romney. >> i don't think personally that after four years of watching this president that it should change anybody's mind in four days on four years of failure. >> very difficult. >> reporter: here's one republican mind that seems to have changed at least for now, governor christie. >> i want to thank the president personally for his personal attention. >> reporter: president obama will be with christie in new jersey tomorrow and sandy and canada. what is means to the election decembstined to be a november surprise. >> thank you, bill. and thank you for watching abc news, "gma" will have the lates
that mr. obama won four years ago and obviously it's critical for mr. romney to start picking up some of those blue states and turning them red in this cycle. and tomorrow of course we're going to be going to wisconsin and ohio, bill, ohio, the state that everybody has watched as the bell weather that will ultimately determine if not for shadow who will win and there president obama has a lead in the "real clear politics" average of 2.3 points. the romney campaign has a couple of arguments to suggest they can win ohio. that is a margin of error race as opposed to the average of the polls an and among independents romney has a significant lead in ohio and they say that could ultimately turn the tie tide. ultimately john kerry loss to george w bush. george bush was the incumbent president with you they say ohio under reports how the candidate is doing and there is plenty of room for mitt romney's ground game to put him over-the-top in ohio and get him to the 270 needed tuesday night. bill: back in the same part of virginia where they have been for the last couple of months. the presiden
. >> reporter: it's not just the candidate who will be getting that emergency out. the romney campaign announced they are kicking off a four-day tour and giving out 100 surrogates. this is a last-minute campaign blitz. some of the names include former secretary of state condoleezza rice as well as john mccain. >> thank you. we will see you tomorrow. >>> we've shown you the pictures of oat heat -- ocean city during sandy. >> it's known for the annual clam bake at summers cove. emergency workers are responding to calls at one of the hardest hit areas in maryland. governor o'malley visited crisfield today. he promised the mayor and people living there that the state would dedicate all of its resources. >> what we will do is make sure we bring the human services together. whatever dollars the federal government makes available to get people back in their homes has quickly as possible. >> reporter: about 60 people were evacuated because of severe winds and flooding. the soil is so saturated, there's standing water almost everywhere you look from large chunks of wood though dangerous wood planks. the
. they're going to kick off this four-day road rally with romney as sort of an alliterative way of focusing on the states. they're folk you cusing the hom in ohio. 100 surrogates will attend. and from there they launch this final four-day sprint. >> all right, garrett, thank you very much, covering the romney campaign. and president obama is scheduled to arrive in nevada from wisconsin in just over an hour from now. after a campaign event in las vegas, he'll head to colorado. white house correspondent kristen welker is live in las vegas for us. obviously folks have not shown up there yet. the president arriving soon. let's talk about the strategy, hitting up nevada, wisconsin, i believe, was one of the campaign officials who said that wisconsin is in play now because of paul ryan, but they are still fighting it out there. >> reporter: absolutely. it's significant that president obama is stopping in wisconsin. he made a stop there earlier today in green bay really making his final argument, if you will, tamron. all you need to do is look at the president's campaign schedule to kn
in a campaign frenzy over the final four days. the president making three stops today in ohio, mitt romney delivers what his campaign is calling a closing argument speech in wisconsin. before heading to ohio himself for two late campaign rallies. >>> u.s. intelligence officials are refuting a news report and insisting that cia officers were not barred from helping americans under attack in libya in september. four americans died in that assault on the consulate in benghazi including the u.s. ambassador christopher stevens. yesterday an official released a minute by minute time line on how the cia claimed it responded. >>> take a look at this lab, retrieving some fresh sushi you might say outside seattle. every year the river there floods while the salmon are spawning. they end up swimming not just upstream but across the street. i'm still in awe of the lab. one of the new places where drivers have to swerve -- pretty impressive. >> wow. >> that's hilarious. that's funny. still ahead this morning on "starting point," barrier beach community of southern new jersey trying to cope with this. t
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